Daniel Rentfro Jr.

Daniel Rentfro Jr. has almost thirty years of experience representing individuals, businesses, and public entities in a broad array of civil matters, including real estate and construction disputes (including condemnation proceedings), insurance claims, and employer-employee relations, both in state and federal court. In addition, he serves as general or special counsel to a number of public entities in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. He is also a trained mediator and offers mediation services in commercial, real estate, family law, and estate / probate matters.

Mr. Rentfro began his professional career as a briefing attorney for Justice Franklin Spears of the Texas Supreme Court. In 1984, he returned to the Rio Grande Valley to join the Rentfro firm. Mr. Rentfro has been very active in professional organizations, serving as Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Commercial and Consumer Law Section, Vice-Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Subcommittee on Business, Consumer, and Employment Law, and Chairman of the Cameron County Bar Association. He has been a frequent lecturer at State Bar of Texas continuing education seminars in the areas of commercial and consumer law and has written articles for the Texas Lawyer.

Mr. Rentfro is a native of the Rio Grande Valley. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with high honors (special honors in English) from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977, and a Master of Arts in English from Northwestern University in 1979. He graduated with honors from the

University of Texas School of Law in 1983. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Rentfro also holds a Master of Letters degree from the University of St Andrews. His book The Law of Freedom: Justice and Mercy in the Practice of Law was published by Cascade Press in 2019

  • Texas, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. – 1983
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Member
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    • M.A. – 1979
    • Major: English
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. – 1977
    • Honors: With High Honors (special honors in English)
    • Major: English
  • University of St. Andrews, Scotland
    • Master of Letters


Location: Brownsville, Texas
Phone: (956) 542-4329
Fax: (956) 542-4320
Email: Email Me